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Charlie Sykes of WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisc., shown here broadcasting in 2006, wonders how the conservative movement he belonged to could have chosen Donald Trump as its leader. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spurning Trump, Self-Styled Conservative Gatekeeper Finds Himself On The Margins

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Rush Limbaugh, pictured in 2013, was honored at the Children's Choice Book Awards for his bestselling book Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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